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Can’t shift out of park Equinox

Fix a can’t shift out of park condition Equinox What is a shift interlock system? The Equinox shift interlock system is designed to prevent the driver from shifting out of park without pressing the brake pedal first. When the system fails, you may be able to start the vehicle but you can’t shift out of park. This article is written for the Chevrolet Equinox, but is common to many GM vehicles,  SUV’s and trucks How the GM shift interlock system works The shift interlock system works with the body control … Read More

Shift lock release stuck

Can’t shift out of park, shift lock release not working Car makers starting installing shift interlock safety features in the 1990’s to prevent drivers from shifting out of park without first turning the key. Then in 2010 all vehicles were required to install a shift interlock mechanism that used a shift lock release to prevent drivers from shifting out of park without first applying the brake. When the shift lock release fails, you can’t shift out of park. How a shift interlock and shift lock release works Car makers install … Read More

Can’t shift out of park Mazda, Ford

Can’t shift out of park, Mazda, Ford Diagnose and fix a can’t shift out of park condition Ford and Mazda have issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) #07-6-11 for a can’t shift out of park condition on 2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner and Mazda Tribute vehicles built between 1.19.07 and 2.12.07. The shift interlock may prevent the user from shifting out of park and it may also set a B2572 trouble code. Ford advises that you start by checking the condition of fuse #5 (10A). Then apply the brake … Read More

Can’t shift out of park

Why can’t I shift out of park As a safety precaution auto makers require you to step on the brake pedal before shifting into or out of PARK. If you don’t, you Can’t shift out of park. Stepping on the brake activates a small solenoid in the steering column (or in the console on floor shifter models). The solenoid retracts a locking pin, allowing the shifter to move. When the shift interlock solenoid fails, you cannot move the shifter. The cause can be a burned out fuse or a bad … Read More


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